Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Story of Casual Dining Restaurants

I liked this article because it simply is a good, current accounting of where the casual dining industry stands. 

Morning Call Article

If I start reading an article and find myself continuing, especially to the end, I imagine you might appreciate it as well. 

Let me know if we can ever lend a hand in your real estate efforts.  Thank you. 

Rob Samtmann
P: 484-417-2208

Instagram & Twitter: @RobSamtmann

Thursday, September 28, 2017

NEW STORES - September/October 2017

Please note, the above list was compiled using a Google Alert for "new stores".  The list is not guaranteed to be complete, but serves as a reference for the retail real estate community.  My hope is that it will be useful in some form or fashion.  In the least, it can serve as a sign of the activity in the market or spur ideas when leasing properties. 

If my colleagues and I can be of service, please don't hesitate to contact me at 484-417-2208.  Thank you.

This list will continue to be updated until the end of October.

Ace Hardware - Huntingdon, IN
Apple - Chicago, IL
AutoZone - Manheim, PA
Bassett Home Furnishings - Pittsburgh, PA
Burlington - Lancaster, PA
Burlington - Philadelphia, PA

Comcast - Chattanooga, TN
Costco - Santa Mario, CA

Dick's - Camp Hill, PA
Dick's - Fayetteville, NC
Dick's - Lincoln, NE

Dick's - Sacramento, CA
Dill Pickle - Chicago (Logan Square), IL
Duck Donuts - Chesapeake, VA
DXL - Staton Island, NY

Field & Stream - Fayetteville, NC
Harbor Freight - Bristol, VA
H&M - Chesapeake, VA
Hobby Lobby - Sacramento, CA
La Bonita Supermarkets - North Las Vegas, NV
Lidl - Danville, VA

Nordstrom Local - West Hollywood, CA
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Kearney, NE
Party City - Moorestown, NJ
Party City - Sacramento, CA
PetSmart - Sacramento, CA
Regal Cinema - Sacramento, CA
Rose & Remington - Wetherington, OH
Ross - Sacramento, CA
Sephora - King of Prussia, PA
Shaw's Supermarkets - Hudson, MA
Shoppers Value Foods - Baton Rouge, LA
TJ Maxx/HomeGoods (Columbus Crossing) - Philadelphia, PA
Trader Joe's - Coralville, IA
Verizon Wireless - Jenkintown, PA
Walmart - Sacramento, CA
West Elm - Des Moines, IA
Whole Foods - Buffalo, NY
WinCo Foods - Union Gap, WA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wireless Stores, Fitness, & Discount Apparel Expanding

CoStar Article

Some of the following are mentioned in the article.  Others, we just added to the list for your reference. 


LA Fitness
Life Time Fitness
Maxx Fitness
Orange Theory
Title Boxing

Apparel Discounters
Nordstrom Rack
Saks Off 5th
TJ Maxx

...Thanks David Goodman.  Check out his blog Running with Equity Retail.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why Whole Foods Is Saving Amazon—Not the Other Way Around

I enjoyed this article because it's an insightful explanation of why Whole Foods' brick and mortar presence is so valuable to an online company like Amazon.  With the vast majority of retail sales still occurring in physical stores, it's critical for online retailers to understand the physical in addition to the digital.  They are related but different animals.  The data and experience from each will be exponentially valuable to Amazon in the long run because both forms will be needed.  Physical stores aren't going away.  Retail is simply evolving. 

Let me know what you think.  Thanks. 

ThirdChannel Article